Multiple injuries for HGV driver

A serious accident between two heavy goods vehicles has put a lorry driver in hospital with multiple injuries. The other HGV driver managed to escape serious injury because he escaped from his cab window moments before collision.
The accident occurred on a busy A road and involved a scrap metal lorry and a highway lorry which was laying out cones. It happened during rush hour at about 9am near a junction and caused the three lanes of the road to be closed for several hours.

Emergency services arrived promptly including fire crews who treated the one man’s injuries before paramedics arrived.

An eyewitness reported:

“One of them was an articulated open topped scrap lorry and the debris was scattered in a massive circle all over the road.

“It squashed a roadworks lorry as well. It’s one of the worst [crashes] I’ve seen.

“One fellow was sitting on the central reservation and they were wrapping a band around his head.”

An Ambulance Service spokeswoman commented:

“We were called at 9.03am to reports of a road traffic collision on the A13. We sent an ambulance crew and a duty officer to the scene.

“We treated a man reported to be in his 50s for multiple injuries – he was taken as a priority to the …. Hospital.

“A second patient was checked over at the scene.”

The driver of the second lorry, said to be in his 50s, sustained serious injuries and is being treated in hospital for three broken ribs and facial injuries.

The fire brigade’s commander said: “The driver of the stationary lorry narrowly escaped injury by jumping out of his cab.”

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